By Lissa Harris on Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 - 3:22 pm
Who could have guessed, when the little Delaware County town of Sidney was being painted as a hotbed of bigotry on Comedy Central and MSNBC a couple of months ago, that the town would end up being nationally singled out as an object lesson on how to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 - 8:57 pm
Sidney NY Town Board Meeting - October 14 2010 from VeccVideography on Vimeo. Local filmmaker Jessica Vecchione -- the creative force behind the award-winning documentary Bienvenidos a Fleischmanns -- has produced an extraordinary short documentary on... Read more
By Amiebh on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 - 2:52 am
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 30, 2010 - 5:22 pm
Poor little Sidney. One day, it's just like any other town in Delaware County, where people leave their cars unlocked on Main Street and the latest scandal tends to be about some new wood-boiler regulation. Next thing you know, it's on national television... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2010 - 6:40 am
On Monday, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann anointed Sidney town supervisor Bob McCarthy the day's "Worst Person In The World," for leading a charge to dig up a local Sufi community's tiny cemetery over a nebulous permitting issue. No TV personality can ever... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Sep. 27, 2010 - 12:43 pm
Members of a Sufi community, Osmanlı Nakş-ı'bendi Hakkani Dergah, in Sidney Center, in Delaware County. Photo by Osmanli Naksibendi Hakkani, via Flickr. In a blockbuster of a story in the Huffingston Post today, reporter Andrew Reinbach exposes what looks... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010 - 4:09 pm
Is New York City's water kosher? That depends on your perspective -- after all, it is swimming with tiny, harmless shrimplike organisms called copepods. Earlier this summer, an enterprising blogger added a common laboratory stain to New York City tap... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Sunday, Jul. 11, 2010 - 12:06 pm
A few years shy of a century ago, Congregation B'nai Israel was founded by Jewish families from Fleischmanns and Margaretville. Its 1918 incorporation date makes the historic synagogue, located on Wagner Avenue in Fleischmanns, one of the oldest in the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jun. 26, 2010 - 11:40 am
Remember Rev. Mother Cathryn Platine and the Maetreum of Cybele? We ran a story on the Maetreum's property-tax battle with the town of Catskill last month. Today, the Catskill Daily Mail has a feature on their brewing court battle -- and why its outcome... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 4, 2010 - 12:11 am


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